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Brian Merkel and Brian Shipper host conversations with people that drive for a living as they share their wild and crazy experiences from the road. Becoming stranded, bad storms, weird hitchhikers, saving someone from an accident, seeing UFOs, and so much more! If you've experienced it, Brian and Shipper want to talk about it!

Hammer Lane Legends Merkel Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 570 Ratings

Brian Merkel and Brian Shipper host conversations with people that drive for a living as they share their wild and crazy experiences from the road. Becoming stranded, bad storms, weird hitchhikers, saving someone from an accident, seeing UFOs, and so much more! If you've experienced it, Brian and Shipper want to talk about it!

    BACK IT UP | 164: Father's Day Special!

    BACK IT UP | 164: Father's Day Special!

    In this week's show, Brian and Shipper are joined by Tony and Jack! For the first time in about a year, Tony joins the show and the guys were thrilled to have him. This episode went from on the rails, to off the rails, to losing the rails completely! However, it was such a good time regardless. They talk about Tony's time down in Tennessee thus far, as well as new industry updates, and AI's looming domination. Thanks for listening, and enjoy this episode!

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    214: High-Stakes Car Hauling

    214: High-Stakes Car Hauling

    In this week's episode, Brian and Shipper sit down with veteran truck driver Will to delve into the world of car hauling. Will shares his journey through the industry, highlighting the transition between different types of freight, the intricacies of handling vehicle damages, and the challenges of loading and unloading cars. He offers a fascinating look at the skills required for the job and the regional nature of his work.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    BACK IT UP | 120: The Third Dud

    BACK IT UP | 120: The Third Dud

    In Episode 120: The Third Dud, Shipper and Brian chat with Bob, whose career in driving spans decades and wars. Bob is a Vietnam War veteran, and in fact, that's how he learned to drive. When he entered the military, he was given the station of truck driver, and did he ever have some crazy experiences! The unbelievable things he's seen on the road are incredible to hear, so buckle up and get ready to listen to all of Bob's great stories!

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    213: Load Up On Leadership

    213: Load Up On Leadership

    In this week's show, Brian and Shipper are joined by John Malva, Vice President of Operations for the supply chain division at Pitt Ohio, who shares insights into his role managing third-party logistics, truckload shipments, and dedicated drivers.
    John emphasizes the importance of drivers roles, strong leadership, and open communication at Pitt Ohio. He discusses the company's commitment to integrity, highlighted by their decision to forgo a $1.1 million account due to employee mistreatment and their charitable donations. 

    The conversation also covers the expansion of Pitt Ohio's services, including freight forwarding, air freight, and international shipping. John highlights the importance of trust in relationships, mentoring young talent, and the growth of the supply chain division. He discusses the company's focus on customer service and industry challenges, such as the Francis Scott Key Bridge closure and developing international shipping capabilities. This was a great conversation, that allowed us to learn a lot about Pitt-Ohio. 

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    BACK IT UP | 76: One Wrong Move

    BACK IT UP | 76: One Wrong Move

    In Episode 76: One Wrong Move, Tony and Brian are joined by another of Brian's friends from work, Randy! The guys talk about old school ways, and also what is going on with farm land. Randy spent time growing up on the farm and working with heavy equipment. He shares his thoughts on what's happening now, and what it was like "back in the day." Finally, Randy also shares a story that we couldn't believe he survived. So buckle up and enjoy the show as Randy bucks his way through his past!

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    Produced by: Jack Merkel
    Follow Jack on Instagram @jack_theproducer 

    • 1 hr 42 min
    212: Twilight Trucking

    212: Twilight Trucking

    In this week's episode, Brian and Shipper are joined by Nazhir. Nazhir shares his journey into the trucking industry. From thrilling road experiences and heart-stopping close calls to the impact of nighttime driving on family life, Nazhir shares it all. Discover the challenges of managing loads and navigating tough routes, along with personal anecdotes that bring the trucking world to life. 

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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
570 Ratings

570 Ratings

K. E.I. ,

Great podcast

I love all the different guests, your wonderful stories from politics to Bigfoot. One of the best shows I’ve found. Thank you! Love confessionals as well.

OneWayYeshua ,

Best Trucking Podcast Out There

Always look forward to new episodes. The hosts are hilarious and I for one enjoy the non politically correct commentary. Great guests and stories will keep you entertained for hours. I’m a 32 year old straight truck driver from South Central PA, working on getting my CDL and hoping to get into LTL trucking. This show has been a source of inspiration and education as I’ve been researching the industry. Keep up the good work youse guys and ignore the snowflake haters!

TheAmzngRando ,

Great podcast

This is the best break room political show with some trucking industry all wrapped up into one. The two Brians are hilarious. Love you guys

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